Magbenteh school-feeding programme off to a successful start

27.03.18

Aurora Foundation recently signed an agreement with The Swiss – Sierra Leone Development Foundation (SSLDF)  to support a school-feeding programme in the Magbenteh Community Boarding School. The school is based in the Bombali district in Sierra Leone and the children are from the most deprived surrounding villages including those left orphaned by Ebola.

The school was founded in 2016 and it became evident right from the beginning that a school-feeding programme was needed. The children were coming to school on an empty stomach, which was not conducive to learning and therefore the level of education ingrained. In Sierra Leone, malnutrition is prevalent amongst children, with 30% of children under 5 years old facing chronic malnutrition in 2014 according to the World Food Programme.

On its second month, the school-feeding programme is already off to a successful start, and the SSLDF has already reported increased energy levels and focus in the classrooms.

A specific focus on the nutritional aspect has been emphasized in regard to the quality of ingredients used, ensuring that vitamins, fat, calcium and protein, are incorporated into the diet. For example, breakfast consists of porridge, pap with lime and sugar, eggs and bread. Whilst lunch contains chicken or fish with rice, cassava leaf, beans and groundnut soup. Each child has the responsibility of washing their bowl and cutlery prior and after eating, creating a sense of self-worth and accountability.

Peter Korompai is here!

Peter Korompai is here!

Today The Lettie Stuart Pottery whom we have been collaborating with since 2018 got a long-awaited visit! Mr. Peter Korompai, a greatly experienced potter and kiln maker is here! He first visited The Lettie Stuart Pottery in 2019, in that trip he along with the LSP...

New Machinery Arrived to Lettie Stuart Pottery!

New Machinery Arrived to Lettie Stuart Pottery!

In the end of November last year we received new machinery and now, in the beginning of January both Peter (poetter from Hungary) and Guðbjörg (potter from Iceland) are returning to the pottery, to get the machinery up and running as well as to work on product...

2022 IN A NUTSHELL!

2022 IN A NUTSHELL!

2022 IN A NUTSHELL We celebrated some major milestones, including the launch of several new products and the expansion of our team. It was a year of growth and progress, and we are so proud to have achieved so much in such a short amount of time. We look forward to...